Daddy’s Little Girls: Stunning Celebrity Father-Daughter Combos
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought that some of our favorite, fabulous celebrity father-daughter combos deserved some love. From daughters just as famous as their celebrity daddies to little girls who have shied away from the spotlight, these duos have truly shown what good genes can do. So without further adieu, a salute to 14 wonderfully attractive father-daughter duos.
Jamie and Corinne Marie Bishop Foxx
Now, ya’ll can’t tell us that when you first saw a grown-up Corinne Marie Bishop Foxx strutting down the red carpet with daddy Jamie that you weren’t like, “Who’s Jamie Foxx’s new squeeze?” With supermodel good looks and an impeccable fashion sense, Corinne has stunned on the red carpet over the last several years alongside her famous father. Though Corinne has stayed largely out of the spotlight, there is no doubt that she comprises one-half of one of the most gorgeous celebrity father-daughter pairs today and deserves a spot on our list.
Lenny and Zoe Kravitz
There is just too much talent in this bunch! When rocker Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet brought little Zoe into the world, there was no way to predict just how awesome that conflation of talent and genes would be. But with her mother’s bohemian good looks and daddy’s penchant for the spotlight, Zoe has quickly established herself as one of Hollywood’s up-and-coming stars. Though she’s still waiting on that mainstream status/breakout role (we know it’s coming, girl), we are thoroughly confident that she will follow in her famous father’s footsteps and ascend to the top of the acting game.
Brian and Allison Williams
If you had asked us a year or so ago if Brian and daughter Allison Williams would be making our countdown we would have given you quite the sideways glance. But with the breakout success Allison achieved with her role on “Girls” and Brian’s continued rise in cult status there was no way we were leaving the Williams off our list. In addition to Brian and Allison being wildly articulate and likeable, let’s not ignore the fact that the father and daughter Williams have it going on. Allison’s good looks have dropped her on more than a few fashion radars and there’s just something about that debonair man in the power suit that gets us strangely excited.
Muhammad and Laila Ali
No father-daughter list would be complete without Muhammad and Laila Ali. It goes without saying that Muhammad Ali was a trailblazer not only in the athletic sense, but was a pivotal social figure throughout his career. And not to be overlooked: He helped to bring the beautiful, accomplished Laila Ali into the world. In addition to following in her legendary father’s footsteps in the ring, Laila has also been active in encouraging change and awareness on a number of social issues. Though Muhammad’s health has certainly declined in recent years, there is no denying that he and his daughter are living legends.
Eric and India Benet
Oh Eric Benet. Our relationship with the R&B crooner has definitely been complicated (we can’t help but raise an eyebrow when it comes to sex addictions). And while we could do without some of his past antics, there was no way we’d be able to exclude him from our father-daughter list. With a daughter as lovely as India (who he took care of as a single dad after the tragic passing of his then-girlfriend), Eric certainly deserves some recognition.
Will and Willow Smith
Despite what some may think about his approach to parenting, there’s no denying Will Smith loves his daughter to death. After helping Willow enter the entertainment biz with songs like “Whip My Hair,” when his daughter said she just wanted to be a regular teenager and go back to school, Will was equally supportive. He and Jada seem to believe in instilling the mindset that anything is possible and so far that appears to be true for their mini-mes.
Lionel and Nicole Richie
He owned the 80s. She owned the 90s and 00s. Together they make up one of Hollywood’s most famous and well-liked father-daughter duos. Sure you could cite technicalities with Lionel and Nicole Richie (he isn’t her biological father), but that doesn’t mean a thing. Nicole has inherited some of Lionel’s best qualities, including taking pointers from her famous daddy about handling life in the public eye and transforming her career. Now with a new generation of Richie’s in the clan (Nicole has children Harlow and Sparrow with Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden), we’re sure this tradition of awesome will continue for years to come.
Steven and Liv Tyler
They might not be the most conventional duo on our list, but we absolutely heart legenday rocker Steven Tyler and his gorgeous actress daughter Liv. Though Steven wasn’t aware that he was her father initially (her mother had pinpointed songwriter Todd Rundgren to protect Liv from Steven’s rampant drug use), he has certainly made up for lost time and become a fixture in his daughter’s life. Despite Steven’s hard partying ways earlier in his life, he cleaned up his act and definitely became a fatherly figure to be proud of. Good work!
Barack and Sasha and Malia Obama
What more can we say that this pic doesn’t already? President Obama is our favorite father hands down. He never misses an opportunity to acknowledge his family and be a fatherly example men everywhere can look up to. We just love how he interacts with his growing girls.
Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus
We went back and forth as to whether or not to include Billy Ray and Miley Cyrus on our list. These two have certainly had their share of strange and uncomfortable moments, but when all is said and done, you have to admit that there are some good genes going on with the Cyruses. From Billy Ray’s scruffy brand of hotness to Miley’s ever-changing, eclectic style, this father-daughter duo has cornered the market on uniqueness.
Paul and Stella McCartney
The most sophisticated father-daughter combo on our list, Paul and Stella McCartney take understated celebrity to a whole new level. Though the Beatles bassist is one of the most famous musicians in the world, he wanted his daughter to have as normal an upbringing as possible. And we’d have to say mission accomplished. Despite being a ridiculously successful fashion designer, Stella has never been one to flaunt her celebrity, so we definitely think her father instilled some really great values in her. If only more celebs were like that.
Nat “King” and Natalie Cole
An ode to celebrity father-daughter duos wouldn’t be complete without Nat “King” and daughter Natalie Cole. Nat “King” Cole not only changed the music game with his distinctive jazz sound and became one of the first African-Americans to host a television variety show, but attracted just as much attention for his stance on civil rights. So it’s not surprising that daughter Natalie became such an influential, prominent figure in music as well. Though she had her share of personal battles throughout her career, there is no doubt that this father-daughter combo is one to admire.
John and Jennifer Aniston
How could you not love these two? John Aniston made a name for himself as Victor Kiriakis on the soap opera “Days of Our Lives.” But arguably his greater accomplishment is being father to Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston. The two have always put forward a really positive, happy relationship which is lovely to see among celebrities. And considering the success that they’ve both achieved, they have to be among Hollywood’s best father-daughter duos.
Phillippi and Jordin Sparks
He may not be the biggest name on our list, but we have to give some recognition to some great genes courtesy of former NFL cornerback Phillippi Sparks. Daughter Jordin Sparks has obviously eclipsed her dad a bit on the fame front, but her good looks can definitely be traced, in part, to her dad.